Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad

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Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department

Engine Company 35

The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department has a proud history and tradition which we continue to this day. What started as the Greenbelt Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1946 grew into the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad in 1955. Today we are a dedicated group of people from various backgrounds who give our time helping those in need.

Our volunteers, along with our career staff, respond to nearly 5,000 emergency calls a year. Crews respond to fires, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, and medical emergencies, among other types of calls. In addition, we are proud to provide fire prevention and safety information and demonstrations to the citizens of Greenbelt.

The citizens we serve rely on our volunteers to respond in their time of need. We are always looking to welcome new members to our fire department family. Whether as a firefighter, EMT, administrative aide, or auxiliary member, volunteering with the fire department can be a challenging and rewarding experience. 

Igniting Change!

New Website in the works

Our team has been hard at work to enhance your experience with us. Stay tuned for updates as we prepare to launch our updated website. Be among the first to explore the improvements we’ve made and discover valuable resources for fire safety and community engagement.

Stay tuned for updates and be the first to witness the future.. The countdown has begun!

Who We Are

Learn a little more about the Greenbelt Fire Department

Whether you are already a member of the community, or a university student looking for some life experience outside of the classroom, the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad is always on the look out for dedicated individuals eager to help the community as well as themselves.

Located in the city of Greenbelt’s historic downtown, the firehouse sits less than four miles from the University of Maryland, and just six miles from the East border of Washington, D.C. We are situated just one mile from both the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Interstate 495, two miles from the Greenbelt Metro Station, and a University of Maryland bus route passes directly in front of the fire station.


News and Events

Upcoming Events and Current News

2023 Crab Feast & Bull Roast – Saturday, 9/30/23

The Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Crab Feast & Bull Roast Fundraiser. Featuring all you can eat (on-site only, NO BAGS-NO COOLERS) steamed crabs, pit beef, crab soup, corn on the cob, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, sodas and beer (must be 21 to consume | complimentary service starts at 2pm). Also featuring 50/50 raffle, pull tabs, liquor wheel, and other games. Doors open at 1pm, buffet opens at 2pm, and crabs at 3pm. No reserved seating or saving seats.

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Interested in becoming a Volunteer?

Volunteer firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians respond to emergency calls every night of the week in this suburban sprawl of the Nation’s Capital. Some members decide to live at the station, running calls for their rent. Others dedicate two nights a month to be on a Duty Crew.

Volunteers receive FREE training to become certified firefighters and/or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), are issued equipment with NO out-of-pocket expenses, and are eligible for many long-term rewards for their service.

Please fill out the Interest form and we will get in touch with you shortly!

Volunteer Interest Application

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